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A robot that tries to get your attention | Phys.org

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24 October 2015



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The experimental results significantly contribute to the HRI community by confirming that adaptive communication is essential in acquiring and maintaining attention during conversation. Moreover, Talking-Ally demonstrates a specific communication protocol that is shown to successfully re-engage a distracted person. This is instrumental in achieving persuasive communication and convincing interaction with the robot. Such a platform can ultimately be tailored for use with any HRI application.




Hallie Siegel robotics editor-at-large
Hallie Siegel robotics editor-at-large





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